Tuesday June 2, 2020

Classical Notes: Carmen vanishes, but INO finds solace in virtual reality

Fergus Sheil of Irish National Opera is refusing to remain despondent for long at the enforced shelving of his production of Carmen at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

29th March, 2020
Riccardo Novaro (Dandini) Tata Erraught (Cinderella) & Andrew Owens (Ramiro)

It is seldom indeed that an opera director is given the opportunity to avail of the prized ‘tailpiece’ slot on RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland. But these are weird times and Fergus Sheil, artistic director of Irish National Opera, did his best to sound positive in the face of the company’s distress at having to cancel the performance of its most recent project, Carmen, at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin....

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